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Rhododendron Festival

Rhododendron Festival Image 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 10am-3pm

Deer Lake Park (near Shadbolt Centre for the Arts)  |  Community Centre Map Icon  Map
Free Admission

This charming festival produced by the City of Burnaby in collaboration with the Burnaby Rhododendron & Gardens Society, promotes the long-term sustainable, ecological health of our communities. It presents a unique venue for both horticulture and arts groups.

Festival highlights include variety entertainment, rovers, mini-workshops, horticultural and nature tours, plant sales, and interactive arts activities. A silent auction, artisan, and pottery sales are always crowd-pleasing favourites at this fun-filled festival!

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts 
10am-3pm | Free admission 
Enjoy exhibitors, entertainment, guided nature tours, artisan wares and family activities. For info, visit www.brags.ca 

Burnaby Art Gallery
1-3pm | By donation
Join us for a brief guided tour of Edwardian-era Ceperley House starting every 30 minutes.

Ceremonial Tree Planting Event
Sunday, May 7 | 10:15am 
The City of Burnaby is one of 50 communities across Canada to be awarded $25,000 by the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) to fund local tree-planting projects in honour of Canada's 150th anniversary.  As part of this celebration a ceremonial maple tree will be planted at the City Hall boulevard (corner of Canada Way and Norland Avenue) to usher in Canada's 150th and Burnaby's 125th birthday. 

And join in the fun, with other celebrations happening throughout Burnaby! Find out more »


Share how you celebrate Canada Day in Burnaby by posting photos on Instagram using #CelebrateBurnaby. Be part of the live, online photo gallery showcasing Canadians throughout Burnaby celebrating Canada Day the best way we know how – with family, friends, and fun. 

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